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Women's Tennis
vs. Western Michigan
Saturday, 12 p.m.
Track and Tennis Building

SPORTS

Women's Tennis
vs. Eastern Michigan
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Track and Tennis Building

The Michigan Daily

Friday, March 17, 1989

Page 10

March
Stanford
upset,
Sooners
escape
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Siena, after nine games in empty
and quiet arenas, made the most noise
in the NCAA tournament yesterday.
The Saints beat 13th-ranked
Stanford 80-78 in the East Regional
as Marc Brown capped a 32-point
performance by making two free
throws with three seconds left.
"We were going to play this game
like it was our national
championship game," Siena coach
Mike Deane said. "I think we may
act like that tonight, then get ready
fbr Minnesota tomorrow."$
Siena joined Arkansas-little Rock '
and Cleveland State as the only 14th
seeds to win in the tournament since
the bracket expanded to 64 in 1985. Oklahom
THE SAINTS had been playing Major G
behind closed doors because of a in Nashvi
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Siena, 25-4, took a 61-45 lead "Siena
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$tanford, 26-7, came back with 13 amount o
ptraight points and extended the run MikenMo
to 21-5, tying the score at 66 on
Todd Lichti's dunk with 6:36 left. some run
The Saints led 78-76 with 54 sustain a
seconds left when Brown missed the would h
front end of a one-on-one. He missed wocking
again 20 seconds later and Stanford's shocking t i
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rebound. squeakedl
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made both shots, tying the score at likelyop
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BY ANDREW GOTTESMAN
OK, hotshot, how'd your first round picks do
yesterday? For the thousands of you who have been
struggling to complete NCAA tournament pool entry
forms over the last week, you may be feeling pretty
good or pretty lousy right now. And it seems like just
about everyone around here is in one pool or another.
Maybe if LSU beats Indiana, you've been
thinking...Hmmm, then I could pencil in a rematch
between Seton Hall and Arizona...No, that might be
sending too many No. 1 seeds to the Final Four. It
never happens that way.
And you've been grappling over LaSalle.versus
Louisiana Tech. "Why do I care who wins this damn
game," I heard you all saying. "The winner's gonna
get squashed by Oklahoma anyway." But gosh,
wouldn't it just stink if that one little game decided
who won your pool?
YOU ARE NOT alone in your confusion,
however. The whole truth, in fact, is that it seems like
literally millions of other college basketball fans have
been blinded this week by the sight of dozens of draw
sheets dancing before their eyes. Maybe some people
even have had nightmares about it:
"Jeez, what if Pittsburgh upsets Illinois in the
second round," I hear a neighbor shriek in the middle
of the night. "God, then I'd lose all those points for
putting the Illini all the way through to the final. I'd
never win then."
There must be even more NCAA basketball pools
than Super Bowl pools. It's the kind of thing that
people all over the University can rally around. I've
seen pools within dormitory halls, housing com-
plexes, office buildings and fraternities.
Actually, I'm beginning to believe the whole thing
is luck, anyway. I'd like to address those poolers who
speculate endlessly, study the statistics, ponder the
metaphysics of the matter and generally go overboard.
Do you really think you have any chance of winning?
NO MATTER how much you plan, doesn't it
always seem like the pool is won by some guesser
who doesn't know a baseline from a tanline or a
betting pool from a swimming pool? Someone who
has been stranded on Gilligan's Island for 20 years

would have as good a shot as the rest of us.
And then there are those fans who watched the
betting odds assigned in Las Vegas. Willing to take a
chance on Loyola-Marymount? Well, just put a dollar
down and you stand to get rich quick at 150-1 odds. I
wonder if the tournament was played 150 times, would
Loyola really win once?
Some basketball fans like to enter a pool twice or
enter two different ones. That way they can hedge their
bets by picking Michigan to beat North Carolina in
one and N.C. to beat Michigan in the other. I'm
against this - we're really fans, not gamblers, aren't
we?
Other pools require you to be a math major to
enter. They designate certain point awards for each
team correctly picked in each round. The awards in-
crease with the later rounds. Some pools even grant
more points to a person who picks an underdog to beat
a higher seed.
WHAT'S NEXT? Will the winners be determined
by who correctly picks the logarithm of the average
height of the starting five of the winning team?
Probably not, but I don't feel bad for those tradition-
alists whose pool consists of merely picking the final
four teams.
Finally, after all the strategy, confusion, and
heartache, two or three lucky people, skillful in their
minds, will emerge as frontrunners. They will, in any
good pool, have seen their names near the top of a
daily score sheet posted in the apartment or office.
Maybe we could run a University-wide pool and keep a
leader board posted in the Diag. Everybody who walks:
through seems to have a tournament pairings sheet in
their knapsack, anyway.
"Who's going to win," is heard more often now
than, "When's your next test." It's a good switch, I
think.
Good luck, but don't get frustrated when the,
thousands of draw sheets you will see over the next
three weeks show Princeton, or some similar shlep,
knocking off your favorites and making their way to
the Final Four.
Okay, maybe not.
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ma's Terrence Mullins (24) drives on East Tennessee State's
reer (12) during their first-round Southeast regional game
ville yesterday. Oklahoma eked out a victory, 72-71.

FOOTER by Terry Taylor
zer hit the backboard.
played with a tremendous
of emotion, a tremendous
of poise," Stanford coach
ntgomery said. "We made
ns, but we could never
run."
Oklahoma avoided what
ave been an even more
upset. The Sooners, seeded
he Southeast region, barely
by East Tennessee State 72-
homa would be Michigan's
ponent if the Wolverines
rough the first three rounds.
r games No. 1 Arizona beat
Morris 94-60, No. 12
e beat Arkansas-Little Rock

76-71, Louisiana Tech beat LaSalle
83-74, Arkansas beat Loyola
Marymount 120-101, Virginia beat
Providence 100-97, West Virginia
beat Tennessee 84-68 and Clemson
beat St. Mary's of California 83-70.
THE BIG TEN registered two
wins in two tries as Minnesota beat
Kansas State 86-78, and No. 3
Illinois got by McNeese State 77-71.
In late games, Ball State was
playing Pittsburgh, DePaul was
playing Memphis State, Duke was
playing South Carolina State,
Florida State was playing Middle
Tennessee State and UNLV was
playing Idaho.

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Xavier
Continued from Page 1
"We realize that we are against
great odds," said Gillen, who is
rumored to be one of the early
candidates for the Michigan job.
"But if we didn't think we could
win, we wouldn't get on the plane."
The last time that these two
teams met was in 1984 in the
National Invitation Tournament.
Will that Michigan 63-62 victory in
Crisler Arena inspire the Musketeers
on to triumph?
"I don't think there is a revenge
factor involved," Gillen said. "We
are just playing one of the top
programs in the country. That
should be enough motivation for
us."
But it is not known whether this
"top program" is in adstate of
disarray after its coach's departure.
While no one knows how each
individ-ual will react, senior co-
captain Mark Hughes felt that the
team wouldcome together.
"We want everyone to concentrate
on Xavier," Hughes said yesterday
before the team's plane to Atlanta

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Michigan interim coach Steve
Fisher , shown here running yes-
terday's practice, will be at the
helm when the Wolverines take on
Xavier today at 12:07 p.m.
left. "A lot of people think we
might fold in the first game. But we
had a good practice and I think we'll
be really focused."

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